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MCB Peer Advising Interns

MCB Peer Advisors are a small group of accomplished MCB majors who help the MCB Advising unit serve our students.  We are particularly helpful at providing advice on how to cultivate excellent study habits that will help students be successful MCB majors. We are also great at giving advice on fun and useful general education courses, electives and advanced MCB courses.  We are available at the beginning of the semester and during registration to help you make changes to your schedule or generally navigate the Enterprise registration system.  Please read our profiles and become familiar with us .  We look forward to seeing you during MCB Express Advising hours.


Ashley Mathews Name: Ashley Mathews
Major(s): Molecular and Cellular Biology Honors and Psychology
Minor(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Medicine
Favorite MCB Core Course(s): MCB 150, MCB 354 MCB
Advanced Courses taken: MCB 354, MCB 317, NEUR 413
Recommended Gen Ed Courses: CLCV 115, CHLH 260
Favorite Place to Study: Lincoln Classrooms, Beckman Atrium
Hobbies/Interests: Volunteering, playing instruments, watching awesome TV shows (Game of Thrones, Brooklyn 99, Parks and Rec), and watching basketball (GO BULLS!!)
Research: I’ve done research in Dr. Vivian Tang’s lab in the department of Cellular and Developmental Biology, and I am currently in Dr. Erik Nelson’s lab, which does research regarding breast and ovarian cancer.


Lauren MazurkiewiczName: Lauren Mazurkiewicz
Major(s):Molecular and Cellular Biology, Honors Concentration
Minor(s): German and Chemistry
Career Goals: Pharmaceutical Research
Favorite MCB Core Course(s): MCB 252 and MCB 354
MCB Advanced Courses taken: MCB 300
Recommended Gen Ed Courses: MUS 133 and SOC 100
Favorite Place to Study: ACES Library or Natural History Building
Hobbies/Interests: Flute, piano, running and reading
Research: I am a member of Dr. Stadmueller’s lab, a new lab on campus in the biochemistry department that studies antibody and retroviral envelope structures.


Bertha Mendez Name: Bertha Mendez
Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Career Goals: Medicine
Favorite MCB Courses Taken: MCB 150, MCB 320, MCB 270
Advanced MCB courses taken: MCB 317, MCB 320, MCB 354, PSYC 403
Recommended Gen Eds: PSYCH 100, CHLH 260
Favorite Places to Study: Grainger, Union Computer Lab
Hobbies: Volunteering, Reading Novels, Watching shows on Netflix


Kevin Stehlik Name: Kevin Stehlik
Major(s): Molecular and Cellular Biology
Minor(s): Chemistry
Career Goals: Medicine
Favorite MCB Core Course(s): MCB 354 & MCB 252
MCB Advanced Courses taken: MCB 410 & BIOC 455 (in the spring) 
Recommended Gen Ed Courses: ANTH 180 & CHLH 260
Favorite Place to Study: In my room at my apartment or at Flying Machine Avionics 
Hobbies/Interests: Coffee, exercising, watching movies, coming up with surprises, watching Formula One racing, and training mobility service dogs! 
Research: Cloning and expression of soluble forms of alkaloid P450 monooxygenases in Cantharanthus roseus and Camptotheca acuminata in the Schuler Lab


Mayuri YasudaName: Mayuri Yasuda
Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology 
Minor: Spanish
Career Goals: Medicine 
Favorite MCB Core Course(s): MCB 150, MCB 252
MCB Advanced Courses taken: MCB 320, MCB 314
Recommended Gen Ed Courses: SHS 222, DANC 100
Favorite Place to Study: UGL or ACES Library
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, Drawing/Painting, Watching baseball
Research: I am currently a member of Benita S. Katzenellenbogen's lab and we study the regulation of cell proliferation and phenotypic properties of breast cancer cells to better develop endocrine therapies in breast cancer